📷Shardul Rathod As Writer (2006 To 2013)

TV Serial Dharam Putra produced by Studio Maha Lakshmi
TV Serial Andher Nagari Chaupat Raja (Comedy)
Animation Film Bhakta Prahalad by Sanjeev Shah of Landmark Toonz
Animation Film Jhansi Ki Rani by Sanjeev Shah of Land Mark Toonz
Animation Film Abhimanyu by Sanjeev Shah of Landmark Toonz
Animation Film Luv-Kush by Sanjiv Shah of Landmark Toonz
Animation Film Kaddu and Kukki by Sanjeev Shah of Landmark Toon
7-8 Other Animation Films in other languages
More Than 20 South Indian Film in Hindi By Kioshi And Others
Hindi Feature Film Bass Ek Tamanna (2011)
Hindi Feature Film Molly (Pre-Production)By Rajeev Gupta
More Than 5-6 Albums With T-Series Mumbai
working on Hindi Feature Film Maqsadd (As a writer and director) with Anup Jalota Mumbai
Another film with Anup Jalota (Mannu Bhai Enn Aar Aayi)
A comedy film Kaam Chaloo Haiwith Anil Kapoor Productions Mumbai
Up to 40 Songs for Hindi Feature Films in Mumbai
Completed One Historical TV Serial for Farook Sayed (1040 Episodes)
Doing Two Films (The Lake and Missing) with Director N. Mohla
Film (Let's Change) for Dilzan Wadia

📷The men Sarika wants to be locked up with in the Bigg Boss house!


The men Sarika wants to be locked up with in the Bigg Boss house!

Mumbai, September 16, 2013: At the concluding Manhattan Short India Master Class Series at National college on Monday afternoon, when asked if she would consider entering the infamous Bigg Boss house, senior actor Sarika sportingly quipped, "I"ll do it if they lock Naseeruddin Shah, Nana Patekar, Irrfan Khan, Seema Biswas, Tabu, myself, Nawazuddin Sidiqui, Anurag Kashyap. Yes, then I would go in. That is so exciting!"

In a heart-to-heart tete-a-tete with the students at National college, moderated by senior film journalist Faheem Ruhani, Sarika made several youngsters" jaws drop when she revealed to them that today in Hindi cinema, women are less objectified than in earlier times. "Go to youtube and search for songs like "Hungama Ho Gaya" with Bindu or a Padma Khanna song. The camera is only on two places," she said, with the young audience in splits. "And the camera had this very vulgar movement. They would zoom in and out and in and out, just at those two places. I would rather see Deepika looking so sensual and so sexy than seeing that camera movement. Things are much better now," she added.

At ease, Sarika was as comfortable talking about people who influenced her like Sunil Dutt, Meena Kumari and Sanjeev Kumar and about the choices she has made in her professional and personal life. The students posed as many tough questions as any journalist would do today including ones such as, "Why did you take so long for your come back?", "With your daughter an actor today, do you think women are more objectified today than the previous generation?", "Is Bollywood changing that we will soon see an older heroine with a younger hero?", "How true is it that an actress" career comes to an end when she gets married?" and even "Will we see you direct a film soon?"



Priyanka Chopra and Ranbir Kapoor bag Best Actor Female and Best Actor Male respectively from the Indian film industry

Durban, September 6, 2013 : The night had been awaited with great expectations by entertainment circles of India and South Africa. A cross-cultural award ceremony coupled with various knowledge sharing and talent initiatives was a novel idea, and SAIFTA (South Africa India Film and Television Awards) 2013"s debut did not disappoint, only exceeded expectations with its energy, glamour and substance.

Durban"s most happening address on Friday evening was the glittering International Convention Centre, undoubtedly counted among one of the world"s best convention centres. The red carpet set the tone for things to come, with Bollywood heartthrobs Ranveer Singh and Sidharth Malhotra walking down looking dapper in their suits, while the sizzling Amy Fernandes strutted down in her beautiful gown. Mr. Sadha Naidoo, Board Chairperson, Tourism KwaZulu-Natal and Ms. Neliswe Dlamini, Project Manager DEDT were seen interacting with Mukesh Bhatt and Waheeda Rehman and Abhay Deol.

Telly stars from Indian shores Manish Paul who makes his film debut soon walked in with his co-star Elli Avram, Mona Singh, Apurva and Shilpa Agnihotri, Ravi Dubey, Sargun Mehta and more were joined by their contemporaries from the Rainbow nation. It was this rubbing of shoulders and the exchange of ideas that gave SAIFTA its successful vibe right away.

The motley crew of over 150 film and TV personalities from India, 30 top South African film/TV personalities and the 7,000-strong live audience at Durban took their seats and perhaps never moved till the end of the ceremony. The exhilarating performances were kick started by Sidharth Malhotra who set the stage on fire with his moves. Designer Alpa Reena"s couture was featured at the special fashion show.

SAIFTA also witnessed the outstanding energy of Priyanka Chopra. Madhuri Dixit charmed a new continent over with her scintillating dance moves. Not to forget, holding the evening together in his inimitable wit was film maker Karan Johar, accompanied by beautiful Dia Mirza, the gorgeous Tatum Keshwar and the charming Simba.

While Ranbir Kapoor and Nawazuddin Siddiqui made it to the first SAIFTA"s awards list for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor respectively, it was the competitive Film of the Year category that drew many cheers from the diverse audience, before "Barfi" walked away with the award. Bollywood"s debutants also had their shine under the African sun, with Sidharth Malhotra for student of the year and Huma Qureshi for "Gangs of Wassepur" claiming best debut honours. The trophy for the Director of the Year was proudly held by Abhishek Kapoor for "Kai Po Che" while "Tum Hi Ho" from "Aashiqui 2" deservingly received the Popular Song of the Year Title.

John Abraham won the Youth Icon of the year : South Africa.

Special Madiba Award was given to Mr. Nelson Mandela which was received by his grand daughter Ndileka Mandela.

On the television front, the popular soap Pavitra Rishta of Zee TV picked up the Show of the Year award, the dashing Gurmeet Choudhary was adjudged Lead Actor of the Year while Kratika Sengar of Punar Vivaah was elated to be the Lead Actor - Female.

It was the awards to the top South African film and TV personalities that opened a never-seen-before dimension for the Indian fraternity.

And it was intriguing for many to glimpse into the South African television industry as "7De Laan" was cheered to win the TV Show of the Year, followed by TV Actor of the Year Honours which went to Robert Whitehead for "Isidingo" and Baby Cele Zabalaza.

Envisioned as a signature event that would forge a new relationship between the Kwa-Zulu Natal province and India, the SAIFTA"s brought in all the right energies in their debut edition. The presence of dignitaries such as Leleti Khumalo, Welcome Msomi, Saira Essa, Haroun Hansrot, Caroine Smart, Sorisha and Vivian Naidoo among many others only meant that this platform for cross-cultural exchange is poised for a vibrant future.

In a calendar with many award ceremonies, SAIFTA is set to carve its niche thanks to the rich cultural platform it comes from. Going by its rollicking beginning, it has already reached close to realising this objective.

SAIFTA 2013 has been possible only because of the hard-working and perseverant band of talented people behind it - creative show director Kedhar Gawde, creative director Ritika Bajaj, event and brand consultants Work That Works, choreographer for 100 dancers for India and Durban Geeta Kapoor, costumes by Manish Malhotra, set design by Magic Oxide, script writer Sabina Gulati, collateral design Two Design Solutions, TV crew by Masens Group and Aarya 24kt pure 24KT Gold products and Bateel, Gifting partners.

About SAIFTA: South Africa India Film and Television Awards (SAIFTA) by Celebrity Locker is the first of its kind awards ceremony bringing Bollywood to Durban to felicitate talent from both countries in the sphere of cinema and television. SAIFTA aims to reach out to audiences and enhance cross cultural integration and provide an exciting platform between India and South Africa coming together to share technical ideas, talent, promote film locations and boost tourism.



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